Dutch coach Verbeek in talks with Adelaide United


Dutchman Gertjan Verbeek says he's the sole coaching candidate being sounded out by A-League club Adelaide United.

Verbeek could next week sign a deal with Adelaide to take over from Marco Kurz, who won't be offered a contract for next season.

"I don't think they are speaking to other candidates," Verbeek has told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.

"The people from Adelaide United that I met are very enthusiastic."

The 56-year-old has managed several teams in the Netherlands and Germany - including AZ Alkmaar with then-Socceroo Brett Holman.

His most recent stint ended when being sacked by FC Twente in March last year.

Verbeek, no relation for former Australia coach Pim Verbeek, said he had held initial discussions with Adelaide hierarchy.

"This seems like a great adventure," he said. "Australians have a great sports mentality.

"Moreover, you often hear that Australia is a great country to live in."

German-born Kurz could coach Adelaide for the last time in Friday night's A-League semi-final against Perth Glory.

Source AAP